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Strange Sinema 55: Lost Summer - Thurs. August 23 - 8PM
Oddball Films presents Strange Sinema 55: Lost Summer, an evening of newly uncovered gems, new finds and offbeat films from America’s strangest film archive, all hand-picked by curator Stephen Parr. Tonight’s program features a look at the lost summers of wayward, wandering and just plain confused youth along with quirky highlights and histories from our nation’s most popular summer hotspots. Visit San Francisco, SoCal, Mazatlan and even Niagara Falls in all its glory. Highlights include: Banana Skin Freaks (1960s), a only-in-San Francisco shot film featuring banana skin smoking freaks in a post Be-In Golden Gate Park, Skater Dater (1965), the quintessential award-winning young love/sidewalk surfing film, (with a boss soundtrack by Davie Allen and the Arrows), The Day That Sang and Cried (1968) showcases the SoCal teen angst of the 1960s produced by Dale Smallin (The Surfaris), Come to LA (1970s) an unintentionally hilarious promo for LA produced by the LA Visitors Bureau (Where else can you have lunch outside every day?) replete with bikinis clad gals on the beach, Matzlatlan Mexico (1960s) watch trashy tourists play donkey polo on the beach in this swingin’ home movie!, Niagara Falls (1985), witness daredevils go over the falls in barrels in this Blue-Ribbon awarded doc about the history of America’s favorite honeymoon destination, “educate” yourself on How to Choose a Sunscreen (1985) Plus! Rolling in Style (1954) a rolling fashion show on wheels hits the farm belt!
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8:00pm
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming (at) oddballfilm.com